Lori Titus’ novella Lazarus brings into the zombie genre, not only a bit of the Old West, but a heroine who comes to try to save a small town from being overrun by the undead. Luella Pembry arrives in Lazarus, California with knowledge of the town’s mysterious history that makes more than one of the townsfolk a bit wary on her reasons for coming to Lazarus. Sheriff Benjamin Drake and Mayor Jasper Cole both have secrets regarding the town and some of the events that have happened…the question is which one of these two gentlemen want to keep those secrets hidden and which one has a ghostly figure looking over his shoulder?
Lazarus was a very fun and entertaining novella. I found it to be a refreshing change from the norm of being set in the here and now and to have a heroine being the main figure in a tale of the undead is always a refreshing change in the genre if done right.
Lazarus by Lori Titus is being published by Library of the Living Dead Press, but does not yet have an official release date. There is rumor that it will be ready for purchase in the Fall in both print and eBook at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. **Lazarus is now available for purchase. Click the above image to purchase. **
Until the release of Lazarus, you can read some of Lori Titus’ fiction, as well as other authors at Lori’s website Flashes in the Dark. You can, also, follow Lori Titus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Loribeth215.
Final rating: Triple